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Pan Afr Med J ; 33: 166, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31565127

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With its number of employees ranging from 45,310 to 46,000, the textile and apparel industry is the main private sector employer of labour in Lesotho. It has been reported that a third (an estimated 34%) of these workers are living with HIV. There is perception that textile factory workers living with HIV (TFWLWH) in Lesotho indulge in HIV risk-taking behaviours. However, no study has yet investigated or documented factors that influence risk-taking behaviours amongst these workers. Transmitting the disease to others, treatment complications and death consequent to HIV reinfection are complications associated with HIV risk-taking behaviours by seropositive individuals. Using an in-depth, face-to-face, semi-structured interview, this study obtained the perspectives of ten factory workers from three randomly selected textile factories in Maseru, Lesotho on factors that influence HIV-risk taking behaviour amongst TFWLWH in Lesotho. Analysis of the comments given by workers revealed four core themes, namely, peer pressure, communication, cultural norms and societal norms. Determining the predictors of HIV risk-taking behaviours amongst these workers will inform both present and future interventions aimed at supporting textile factory workers living with HIV in Lesotho. This supports the need for continued research to identify HIV risk-taking behaviours by people living with HIV countrywide, to decrease the incidence of new infections and complications arising from reinfection.


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Infecções por HIV/epidemiologia , Assunção de Riscos , Indústria Têxtil , Adolescente , Adulto , Comunicação , Cultura , Feminino , Humanos , Entrevistas como Assunto , Lesoto/epidemiologia , Masculino , Infuência dos Pares , Setor Privado , Normas Sociais , Adulto Jovem
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(39): e17376, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31574887

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This study aimed to compare the catastrophic health expenditure (CHE) and impoverishment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients between 2 ethnic groups and explore the contribution of associated factors to ethnic differences in CHE and impoverishment in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China.A cross-sectional study was conducted in 2 public hospitals from October 2016 to June 2017. Data were collected by interviewing eligible Hui and Han T2DM inpatients and reviewing the hospital electronic records. Both CHE and impoverishment were measured by headcount and gap. The contributions of associated factors to ethnic differences were analyzed by the Blinder-Oaxaca decomposition technique.Both the CHE and impoverishment of Hui patients before and after reimbursement were significantly higher than those of Han patients. The ethnic differences in CHE and impoverishment headcount after reimbursement were 11.9% and 9.8%, respectively. The different distributions of associated factors between Hui and Han patients contributed to 60.5% and 35.7% of ethnic differences in CHE and impoverishment, respectively. Household income, occupation, and region were significant contributing factors.Hui T2DM patients suffered greater CHE and impoverishment than Han patients regardless of reimbursements from health insurance. Differences in socioeconomic status between Hui and Han patients were the main factors behind the ethnic differences.


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Doença Catastrófica/economia , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/economia , Gastos em Saúde/estatística & dados numéricos , Seguro Saúde/economia , Pobreza/economia , Idoso , China , Estudos Transversais , Diabetes Mellitus Tipo 2/etnologia , Grupos Étnicos/estatística & dados numéricos , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Fatores Socioeconômicos
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Rev Bras Epidemiol ; 22Suppl 1(Suppl 1): e190003, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês, Português | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31576979

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INTRODUCTION: Discrimination based on sexual orientation can influence vulnerability to HIV, increasing exposure to risky sexual behavior among men who have sex with men (MSM). OBJECTIVES: To analyze data using latent class analysis (LCA) to identify groups of individuals with specific patterns of discrimination based on sexual orientation (DSO). METHODS: Cross-sectional study using respondent-driven sampling in 12 Brazilian cities in 2016. LCA was used to characterize discrimination among MSM based on 13 variables in the survey questionnaire. The proportions of men reporting DSO and other variables of interest were estimated using Gile's Successive Sampling estimator. RESULTS: Most MSM were young, single, had a religion, had a high school or college degree, black or brown skin color, and socioeconomic status classified as average. More than half of the participants reported that they had been discriminated against during the last 12 months due to their sexual orientation (65%), more than a third said they had felt afraid of walking in public places during the past 12 months, and about one-fifth of participants reported having been victims of physical or sexual assault due to DSO. DSO was classified into four latent classes: "very high", "high", "moderate" and "low", with estimates of 2.2%, 16.4%, 35.1%, and 46.19%, respectively. CONCLUSION: We observed a high proportion of discrimination against MSM in this study. The use of LCA differentiated parsimoniously classes of discrimination.


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Homossexualidade Masculina/estatística & dados numéricos , Sexismo/estatística & dados numéricos , Adulto , Brasil/epidemiologia , Estudos Transversais , Discriminação (Psicologia) , Homossexualidade Masculina/etnologia , Humanos , Análise de Classes Latentes , Masculino , Autorrelato , Sexismo/etnologia , Fatores Socioeconômicos
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Rev Bras Epidemiol ; 22Suppl 1(Suppl 1): e190004, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês, Português | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31576980

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INTRODUCTION: Travestis and transgender women resort to the use of hormones for body modification. Due to restrictions in the access to health services, self-medication is frequent. The aim of this study was to describe the self-reported prevalence of hormones used by travestis and transgender women in the Federal District. Method: This is a cross-sectional study with Respondent Driven Sampling (RDS) and Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices questionnaire (KAP) along with travestis and transgender women over 18 years in the FD. Prevalence was calculated using the RDS-II estimator. Logistic models were used to investigate the associated factors. A total of 201 volunteers participated. RESULTS: There was a young sample (median age of 24 years). The overall prevalence of continuous use of hormones was 64.5%. The most used formulation was the combination of estrogen and progesterone (86.2%) by injectable (75.1%) and oral (66%) administration. Most participants (84%) got the hormones without a prescription. Guidance on the use of these hormones came from their peers in 41% of the cases. We observed that the continuous use of hormones is associated with race, income and age, as well as the search for guidance of healthcare professionals, which is also associated with schooling. DISCUSSION: The reality of the process of hormone use by these people in the quest for femininity is reflected in high rates of self-medication. CONCLUSION: This study contributes to the visibility of the need to improve the access conditions of these people to health services.


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Hormônios/administração & dosagem , Pessoas Transgênero/estatística & dados numéricos , Travestismo , Adolescente , Adulto , Fatores Etários , Brasil , Estudos Transversais , Feminino , Identidade de Gênero , Humanos , Modelos Logísticos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Fatores de Risco , Automedicação/estatística & dados numéricos , Autorrelato , Fatores Socioeconômicos , Travestismo/etnologia , Adulto Jovem
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MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep ; 68(35): 762-765, 2019 Sep 06.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31487273

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Approximately 700 women die in the United States each year as a result of pregnancy or its complications, and significant racial/ethnic disparities in pregnancy-related mortality exist (1). Data from CDC's Pregnancy Mortality Surveillance System (PMSS) for 2007-2016 were analyzed. Pregnancy-related mortality ratios (PRMRs) (i.e., pregnancy-related deaths per 100,000 live births) were analyzed by demographic characteristics and state PRMR tertiles (i.e., states with lowest, middle, and highest PRMR); cause-specific proportionate mortality by race/ethnicity also was calculated. Over the period analyzed, the U.S. overall PRMR was 16.7 pregnancy-related deaths per 100,000 births. Non-Hispanic black (black) and non-Hispanic American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) women experienced higher PRMRs (40.8 and 29.7, respectively) than did all other racial/ethnic groups. This disparity persisted over time and across age groups. The PRMR for black and AI/AN women aged ≥30 years was approximately four to five times that for their white counterparts. PRMRs for black and AI/AN women with at least some college education were higher than those for all other racial/ethnic groups with less than a high school diploma. Among state PRMR tertiles, the PRMRs for black and AI/AN women were 2.8-3.3 and 1.7-3.3 times as high, respectively, as those for non-Hispanic white (white) women. Significant differences in cause-specific proportionate mortality were observed among racial/ethnic populations. Strategies to address racial/ethnic disparities in pregnancy-related deaths, including improving women's health and access to quality care in the preconception, pregnancy, and postpartum periods, can be implemented through coordination at the community, health facility, patient, provider, and system levels.


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Grupos de Populações Continentais/estatística & dados numéricos , Grupos Étnicos/estatística & dados numéricos , Disparidades nos Níveis de Saúde , Complicações na Gravidez/etnologia , Complicações na Gravidez/mortalidade , Adulto , Feminino , Humanos , Gravidez , Fatores de Risco , Estados Unidos/epidemiologia , Adulto Jovem
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J Glob Health ; 9(2): 020404, 2019 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31489187

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Background: Displacement after a war or an armed conflict always leads to unexpected health problems, both among migrating people and in places to which new people have migrated. This study aimed to determine the health care needs and trends of Syrian patients. Methods: This retrospective study was conducted in a secondary care hospital in the city of Nevsehir, in central Turkey, between January 2013 and December 2017. All Syrian patients who visited the outpatient clinics and emergency department (ED) were enrolled in the study. Results: Over a span of five years, 41 723 Syrian patients visited the hospital's outpatient clinics and ED. The patients' median age was 23 (inter-quartile range (IQR) = 7-34), and 57.7% of them were female. In 2017, one-third of the Syrian patients visited the ED, a rate that was higher than that found among local patients (30.3% vs 25.0%, P < 0.001, respectively). The rate of pediatric clinic admissions among Syrian patients was about four times greater than the rate of local patients (20.1% vs 5.2%, P < 0.001, respectively), and Syrians' rate of admission to the obstetrics and gynecology clinic was about three times greater than the rate of local patients' admissions (12.3% vs 4.3%, P < 0.001, respectively). Conclusions: This study showed that Syrian patients' visits to the hospital, and especially the ED, are increasing. Further, the needs and expectations of these patients in terms of health care are different from local demands. New approaches should be applied to provide an appropriate use of health care facilities.


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Instituições de Assistência Ambulatorial/estatística & dados numéricos , Serviço Hospitalar de Emergência/estatística & dados numéricos , Refugiados/estatística & dados numéricos , Adolescente , Adulto , Criança , Feminino , Humanos , Masculino , Estudos Retrospectivos , Síria/etnologia , Turquia , Adulto Jovem
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(36): e16894, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31490374

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Hypertension is a common global health problem including China. This study aimed to assess the prevalence and awareness of hypertension, and evaluate risk factors associated with hypertension among multi-ethnic population in northwest China using a random sampling cross-sectional data.A cross-sectional survey was conducted between 2014 and 2015 as part of a nationwide survey using stratified four-stage random sampling in Xinjiang. Hypertension was defined as mean systolic blood pressure (SBP) and/or diastolic blood pressure (DBP) ≥140/90 mm Hg and/or taking anti-hypertensive medication. In addition, the prevalence of hypertension (SBP ≥ 130 or DBP ≥ 80 mm Hg) was also estimated according to the 2017 American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) High Blood Pressure Guideline. Awareness of hypertension was based on self-report. An optimized risk score model was used to assess the risk and determine the predictive power of risk factors on hypertension.Totally 6722 subjects aged ≥18 years were enrolled and prevalence of hypertension was 24.3%, while the prevalence of hypertension based on the 2017 ACC/AHA guideline was approximately twice as high as that based on 2010 Chinese guideline (37.6%). Among individuals with hypertension, 55.5% were aware of their condition. Six potential factors were estimated to be associated with increased risk of hypertension including age, ethnicity, marital status, body mass index (BMI), waistline circumference, and comorbidity. In the analyses of calculated risk score, BMI ≥ 28.0 corresponded to the highest risk score of 23 points. The area under the receiver operation curve for the multivariable prediction model was 0.803 (95%CI: 0.789-0.813).There is a considerable prevalence of hypertension among Xinjiang adults, northwest China; awareness of hypertension is low. Excess weight loss may be a vital strategy for controlling hypertension, particularly if accompanied with other preventive measures in this region.


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Conhecimentos, Atitudes e Prática em Saúde/etnologia , Hipertensão/etnologia , Hipertensão/terapia , Perda de Peso , Adolescente , Adulto , Fatores Etários , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Glicemia , Índice de Massa Corporal , Pesos e Medidas Corporais , China/epidemiologia , Comorbidade , Estudos Transversais , Grupos Étnicos , Feminino , Humanos , Lipídeos/sangue , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Fatores de Risco , Autorrelato , Fatores Sexuais , Fatores Socioeconômicos , Adulto Jovem
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Isr Med Assoc J ; 21(8): 538-541, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31474016

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BACKGROUND: Travelers' diarrhea (TD) is frequently encountered in people traveling from high-income to low-income countries; however, its epidemiology in those traveling between high-income countries is not known. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the incidence of diarrhea in North American students relocating to Israel. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study involving medical students from the United States and Canada relocating to Israel was conducted. Students who relocated to Israel during 2010-2016 were contacted by email to participate in an anonymous survey. Data included demographic information as well as occurrence, timing, duration, and outcome of diarrhea after relocation. RESULTS: Ninety-seven students participated in the survey. Most (93.7%) students relocated from the United States or Canada. The period-prevalence of diarrhea was 69.1%. The incidence of diarrhea declined from 34.8 cases per 100 student-months during the first month after relocation to 1.3 cases per 100 student-months after 1 year. The duration of diarrhea was up to 1 week in 72.7%. Students who reported diarrhea were younger than students who did not (mean age 24.0 ± 2.2 and 28.4 ± 1.8 years, respectively, P < 0.001). No other demographic parameter was significantly associated with a higher likelihood of diarrhea. CONCLUSIONS: A high proportion of North American medical students relocating to Israel reported diarrhea with clinical and epidemiological features similar to classic TD. Further studies are needed to elucidate the causative agents of TD in Israel.


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Diarreia/epidemiologia , Inquéritos Epidemiológicos/estatística & dados numéricos , Estudantes/estatística & dados numéricos , Doença Relacionada a Viagens , Doença Aguda , Adulto , Canadá/etnologia , Estudos de Coortes , Diarreia/etnologia , Feminino , Humanos , Incidência , Israel/epidemiologia , Masculino , Projetos Piloto , Estudos Retrospectivos , Viagem , Estados Unidos/etnologia , Adulto Jovem
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Isr Med Assoc J ; 21(8): 546-551, 2019 Aug.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31474018

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BACKGROUND: The Bedouins living in southern Israel are a Muslim-Arab population that is transitioning from a nomadic lifestyle to life in permanent settlements. The population has unique characteristics that could affect hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) measurements. The objective of this study was to describe the socio-demographic and unique morbidity characteristics of this community and their effect on HbA1c measurements. Consanguinity, especially among cousins in the Bedouin population, results in a high prevalence of autosomal recessive genetic diseases such as thalassemia (underestimate of HbA1c), hemoglobinopathies (underestimate and overestimate), Gilbert's disease, and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, an X-linked disorder, which can cause hyperbilirubinemia with an overestimate of HbA1c. Furthermore, nutritional deficiencies, autosomal recessive diseases, high birth rates, parasitic infections, and poverty can all cause high rates of anemia (iron and vitamin B12 deficiencies) that can raise HbA1c levels. Congenital dyserythropoietic anemia is found among Bedouin tribes in the Negev region and can lead to an underestimation of HbA1c levels. Pregnancy can also affect HbA1c levels. Medical teams working in the Bedouin community and in other Muslim populations with similar morbidity characteristics throughout the world should identify patients with medical conditions that can affect HbA1c measurements and be aware of possible measurement alternatives such as fructosamine and glycated albumin.


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Anemia/etnologia , Hemoglobina A Glicada/análise , Hemoglobinopatias/etnologia , Desnutrição/etnologia , Complicações na Gravidez/etnologia , Anemia/sangue , Anemia/complicações , Árabes , Feminino , Hemoglobinopatias/sangue , Hemoglobinopatias/complicações , Humanos , Islamismo , Israel/etnologia , Masculino , Desnutrição/sangue , Desnutrição/complicações , Gravidez , Complicações na Gravidez/sangue , Reprodutibilidade dos Testes , Fatores Socioeconômicos
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Medicine (Baltimore) ; 98(37): e17136, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31517853

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BACKGROUND: DRD2 TaqIA polymorphism may be associated with an increased risk of developing Parkinson disease (PD). However, the individual study's results are still inconsistent. METHODS: A meta-analysis of 4232 cases and 4774 controls from 14 separate studies were performed to explore the possible relationship between the DRD2 TaqIA gene polymorphism and PD. Pooled odds ratios (ORs) for the association and the corresponding 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were evaluated by a fixed-effect model. RESULTS: The pooled results revealed a significant association between DRD2 gene TaqIA polymorphism under recessive genetic model (OR: 0.91, 95% CI:0.83,0.99, P = .031) and additive genetic models (OR:0.93,95%CI:0.87,0.99, P = .032), but not associated with PD susceptibility under other genetic models in the whole population. Moreover, subgroups based on ethnicity and genotyping methods showed this association in the Caucasian subgroup under recessive genetic model (OR: 0.85, 95% CI:0.76,0.95, P = .003) and additive genetic models (OR:0.87,95%CI:0.79,0.96, P = .004) were existed. Besides, no significant association was detected under 6 genetic models in the Asian populations and PCR-RFLP subgroup. CONCLUSIONS: The current meta-analysis suggested that a significant association between DRD2 TaqIA polymorphism and PD under the recessive genetic mode, and additive genetic models, especially in Caucasians.


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Predisposição Genética para Doença , Doença de Parkinson/genética , Polimorfismo Genético , Receptores de Dopamina D2/genética , Humanos , Doença de Parkinson/etnologia
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Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31522661

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The Influenza Complications Alert Network (FluCAN) is a sentinel-hospital-based surveillance program that operates at sites in all jurisdictions in Australia. This report summarises the epidemiology of hospitalisations with laboratory-confirmed influenza during the 2017 influenza season. In this observational surveillance system, cases were defined as patients admitted to any of the 17 sentinel hospitals with influenza confirmed by nucleic acid detection. Data are also collected on a frequency-matched control group of influenza-negative patients admitted with acute respiratory infection. During the period 3 April to 31 October 2017 (the 2017 influenza season), 4,359 patients were admitted with confirmed influenza to one of 17 FluCAN sentinel hospitals. Of these, 52% were elderly (≥65 years), 14% were children (<16 years), 6.5% were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, 1.6% were pregnant and 78% had chronic comorbidities. A significant proportion were due to influenza B (31%). Estimated vaccine coverage was 72% in the elderly (≥65 years), 50% in non-elderly adults with medical comorbidities and 24% in children (<16 years) with medical comorbidities. The estimated vaccine effectiveness (VE) in the target population was 23% (95% CI: 7%, 36%). There were a large number of hospital admissions detected with confirmed influenza in this national observational surveillance system in 2017, with case numbers more than twice that reported in 2016.


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Vírus da Influenza B/imunologia , Vacinas contra Influenza/imunologia , Influenza Humana/epidemiologia , Adolescente , Adulto , Idoso , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Austrália/epidemiologia , Estudos de Casos e Controles , Comorbidade , Feminino , Hospitalização , Hospitais , Humanos , Vírus da Influenza B/classificação , Vírus da Influenza B/genética , Influenza Humana/etnologia , Influenza Humana/virologia , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Grupo com Ancestrais Oceânicos , Gravidez , Vigilância de Evento Sentinela , Vacinação , Adulto Jovem
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Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi ; 40(8): 976-981, 2019 Aug 10.
Artigo em Chinês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31484264

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Objective: To investigate the association of both maternal pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) and gestational weight gain (GWG) with childhood overweight and adiposity in preschool children. Methods: A total of 4 303 preschool children aged 3-5 years were enrolled in our study during June and November 2016 in Guangzhou. Children defined as overweight and obesity were according to the criteria of WHO while weight status during maternal pre-pregnancy was using the China Adult Reference. Gestational weight gain was defined according to the Institute of Medicine guidelines. Results: After adjusting the possible confounding factors, results from the logistic regression analysis showed that both maternal pre-pregnancy overweight and obesity would increase the risk for both childhood overweight and obesity (OR=1.820, 95%CI: 1.368-2.422). The analysis of covariance results also showed that both maternal overweight and obesity before pregnancy and excessive maternal weight gain during pregnancy increased the BMI Z-score in children. Maternal GWG over the recommended level were associated with both the childhood overweight and obesity (OR=1.296, 95%CI: 1.007-1.667). Joint associations of pre-pregnancy BMI and inappropriate GWG were also noticed in the study. Stratified analysis was conducted in three groups according to the pre-pregnancy BMI of the mothers. Result showed that there was no statistical difference in the risks of either overweight or obesity in children (P>0.05). However, when compared to mothers with adequate pre-pregnancy higher BMI and adequate GWG, under the combination of high pre-pregnancy BMI and excessive GWG, their adverse effects on childhood overweight and obesity were much higher (OR=1.574, 95%CI: 1.029-2.409). Conclusions: Both high pre-pregnancy BMI and inappropriate GWG were associated with greater BMI of their offspring. Pregnant women should follow the appropriate weight gain program and help their children to prevent from becoming obese.


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Índice de Massa Corporal , Ganho de Peso na Gestação , Sobrepeso/epidemiologia , Obesidade Pediátrica/epidemiologia , Adulto , Criança , Pré-Escolar , China/epidemiologia , Feminino , Humanos , Sobrepeso/etnologia , Obesidade Pediátrica/etnologia , Gravidez
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MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep ; 68(37): 801-806, 2019 Sep 20.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31536484

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In 2017, preliminary data show that gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) accounted for 67% of new diagnoses of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, that MSM who inject drugs accounted for an additional 3%, and that African American/black (black) and Hispanic/Latino (Hispanic) MSM were disproportionately affected (1). During 2010-2015, racial/ethnic disparities in HIV incidence increased among MSM; in 2015, rates among black and Hispanic MSM were 10.5 and 4.9 times as high, respectively, as the rate among white MSM (compared with 9.2 and 3.8 times as high, respectively, in 2010) (2). Increased use of preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP), which reduces the risk for sexual acquisition of HIV infection by approximately 99% when taken daily as prescribed,* would help to reduce these disparities and support the Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America initiative† (3). Although PrEP use has increased among all MSM since 2014 (4), racial/ethnic disparities in PrEP use could increase existing disparities in HIV incidence among MSM (5). To understand racial/ethnic disparities in PrEP awareness, discussion with a health care provider, and use (steps in the HIV PrEP continuum of care) (6), CDC analyzed 2017 National HIV Behavioral Surveillance (NHBS) data. Black and Hispanic MSM were significantly less likely than were white MSM to be aware of PrEP, to have discussed PrEP with a health care provider, or to have used PrEP within the past year. Among those who had discussed PrEP with a health care provider within the past year, 68% of white MSM, 62% of Hispanic MSM, and 55% of black MSM, reported PrEP use. Prevention efforts need to increase PrEP use among all MSM and target eliminating racial/ethnic disparities in PrEP use.§.


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Infecções por HIV/etnologia , Infecções por HIV/prevenção & controle , Conhecimentos, Atitudes e Prática em Saúde/etnologia , Disparidades em Assistência à Saúde/etnologia , Homossexualidade Masculina/etnologia , Profilaxia Pré-Exposição/estatística & dados numéricos , Adolescente , Adulto , Afro-Americanos/psicologia , Afro-Americanos/estatística & dados numéricos , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Europeu/psicologia , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Europeu/estatística & dados numéricos , Hispano-Americanos/psicologia , Hispano-Americanos/estatística & dados numéricos , Homossexualidade Masculina/psicologia , Homossexualidade Masculina/estatística & dados numéricos , Humanos , Masculino , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Estados Unidos/epidemiologia , População Urbana/estatística & dados numéricos , Adulto Jovem
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Fortschr Neurol Psychiatr ; 87(9): 504-510, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Alemão | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31519026

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BACKGROUND: Neuropsychological dementia diagnosis of migrants are limited regarding the testing of cognitive abilities as well as the recording of everyday activities (Activities of Daily Living, ADL) such as linguistic, educational, lifestyle and cultural-religious factors have not been taken into account in psychometric instruments. AIM OF THE STUDY: We aimed to develop a culturally sensitive ADL scale, which is suitable for both German people and Turkish migrants that takes into consideration gender, cultural-religious and lifestyle aspects. A further aim was to determine the quality criteria for the newly proposed ADL scale. METHODS: After the initial phase, including qualitative interviews (N = 15) with cognitively unimpaired German participants and Turkish migrants, a first version of the ADL instrument was developed. This version was then completed by cognitively unimpaired Germans (n = 197) and Turkish participants (n = 53) and the shortened ADL scale was generated based on an item analysis. It consisted of the three subscales 'cognition', 'Basic Activities of Daily Living (BADL)' and 'Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL)'. For Turkish participants, questions about Islamic prayers were added. Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) and Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) were applied to rule out cognitive impairment and depression. The 'Bayer-ADL' was used to measure the validity of the scale. RESULTS: The everyday life of Germans and Turkish migrants differs in aspects of religious practice and in terms of sociocultural activities, which are taken into account in the CC-ADL. The reliability of the new ADL scale in terms of internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha) were regarding 'cognition' α = .43 for Germans and α = .80 for Turkish migrants; 'BADL' α = .55 for Germans and α = -.04 for Turkish migrants; 'IADL' α = .91 for Germans and α = .83 for Turkish migrants and α = .73 for Turkish migrants under the 'prayer items'. The correlation of the ADL total score with the Bayer ADL for Germans was ρ = .347 (p < .00) and for the Turkish sample ρ = .520 (p < .01). CONCLUSION: The development of a final version of the CC-ADL scale requires further data from healthy participants and patients (Mild Cognitive Impairment and dementia).


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Atividades Cotidianas , Competência Cultural , Demência/diagnóstico , Demência/psicologia , Emigrantes e Imigrantes/psicologia , Disfunção Cognitiva/diagnóstico , Disfunção Cognitiva/psicologia , Feminino , Alemanha , Humanos , Estilo de Vida/etnologia , Masculino , Testes Neuropsicológicos , Religião e Psicologia , Reprodutibilidade dos Testes , Turquia/etnologia
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Z Gerontol Geriatr ; 52(Suppl 3): 168-179, 2019 Sep.
Artigo em Alemão | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31520118

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BACKGROUND: Assistance systems serving the locomotion of older people interact in many ways with the culture of a society. Since early modern times at the latest, walking aids were tantamount to human frailty; however, the cane also symbolized governmental power or reputation. Nowadays, the cane, the wheelchair, and the rollator have not only a functional significance in terms of a better mobility, they also enable people to take an active part in social life. OBJECTIVE: This study aimes at tracing back these provisional insights into the history of civilization and thereby analyze the roots, new forms and pictures of the handling and metaphors of these assistance systems. The goal in the context of this special issue is to decipher a central textual and pictorial symbol of old age, comparing it with more recent symbols of assistance in old age. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Methodologically, the text combines approaches of philology and history of medicine with those of the history of art. It analyzes (after a brief retrospection of ancient times and the Middle Ages) by means of textual and pictorial sources from the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries the historical development of these aids of locomotion for older people. Additionally, it explores the cultural relevancy of these assistance systems. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION: In history the medical profession paid relatively late and then only minor attention to the assistive systems analyzed here. Its semantic diversity is closely related to the age roles and stereotypes of age prevailing in certain epochs. The more the respective assistive tool is used by old people, the more suitable it is as a symbol of old age and the more biased and negative the semantic connotation seems to be. The development of a symbol of age connoting frailty, at present symbolized most clearly by the rollator, tends to refer to a pejorative image of age in a society. The cultural historical analysis suggests that a contrasting development will only be possible when the assistive systems will again fulfil a diversity of alternative functions and semantics.


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Bengala , Características Culturais , Andadores , Caminhada , Idoso/fisiologia , Idoso/psicologia , Idoso de 80 Anos ou mais , Cultura , Humanos , Locomoção , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Semântica
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Niger Postgrad Med J ; 26(3): 182-188, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31441457

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Background: Despite women's adequate knowledge and the obvious unmet need for family planning (FP), contraceptive prevalence in Nigeria is low. A greater understanding of the barriers to FP that informs service utilisation and preferences is needed to improve service delivery. Aim: This study was aimed at assessing the use and preferences of FP services among women. Subjects and Methods: A community-based, descriptive, cross-sectional survey was carried out among 367 women (15-49 years of age) residing in Ikosi-Isheri, Kosofe local government area, who were selected by multistage sampling method. Data were collected using a pre-tested, semi-structured, interviewer-administered questionnaire and were analysed using SPSS software version 20. Frequency distributions and cross tabulations were generated. The Chi-square and Fisher's exact tests were used to determine associations, and the level of significance was set at P ≤ 0.05. Results: Although 64.0% were aware of FP, only 26.4% had ever used FP services. The contraceptive prevalence was 17.9%. Traditional or religious restrictions were given as the reasons for not using FP (40.9%). The preferred FP services were those offered at primary healthcare centres (45.2%) and teaching hospitals (33.9%) because of proximity (38.7%), privacy (14.5%) and health workers being female (22.6%). Age, level of education and marital status were associated with the utilisation of FP services (P < 0.001, P = 0.020 and P < 0.001, respectively). Conclusion: Although awareness was high, uptake was low. Government health facilities were preferred. Primary healthcare should be strengthened, and FP services should be scaled up to make FP more accessible. Services should be closer to where people live while providing the privacy they desire.


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Comportamento Contraceptivo , Anticoncepção/psicologia , Serviços de Planejamento Familiar/estatística & dados numéricos , Acesso aos Serviços de Saúde/estatística & dados numéricos , Aceitação pelo Paciente de Cuidados de Saúde/estatística & dados numéricos , Preferência do Paciente , Adolescente , Adulto , Atitude do Pessoal de Saúde , Comportamento de Escolha , Anticoncepção/estatística & dados numéricos , Estudos Transversais , Escolaridade , Feminino , Humanos , Governo Local , Estado Civil , Pessoa de Meia-Idade , Nigéria , Aceitação pelo Paciente de Cuidados de Saúde/etnologia , Inquéritos e Questionários , Adulto Jovem
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Adv Exp Med Biol ; 1152: 31-49, 2019.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-31456178

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Breast cancer is the most common noncutaneous malignancy and the second most lethal form of cancer among women in the United States. It currently affects more than one in ten women worldwide. The chance for a female to be diagnosed with breast cancer during her lifetime has significantly increased from 1 in 11 women in 1975 to 1 in 8 women (Altekruse, SEER Cancer Statistics Review, 1975-2007. National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, 2010). This chance for a female of being diagnosed with cancer generally increases with age (Howlader et al, SEER Cancer Statistics Review, 1975-2010. National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, 2013). Fortunately, the mortality rate from breast cancer has decreased in recent years due to increased emphasis on early detection and more effective treatments in the White population. Although the mortality rates have declined in some ethnic populations, the overall cancer incidence among African American and Hispanic population has continued to grow. The goal of the work presented in this book chapter is to highlight similarities and differences in breast cancer morbidity and mortality rates among non-Hispanic white and non-Hispanic black populations. This book chapter also provides an overview of breast cancer, racial/ethnic disparities in breast cancer, breast cancer incidence and mortality rate linked to hereditary, major risk factors of breast cancer among minority population, breast cancer treatment, and health disparity. A considerable amount of breast cancer treatment research have been conducted, but with limited success for African Americans compared to other ethnic groups. Therefore, new strategies and approaches are needed to promote breast cancer prevention, improve survival rates, reduce breast cancer mortality, and ultimately improve the health outcomes of racial/ethnic minorities. In addition, it is vital that leaders and medical professionals from minority population groups be represented in decision-making in research so that racial disparity in breast cancer can be well-studied, fully addressed, and ultimately eliminated in breast cancer.


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Neoplasias da Mama/etnologia , Neoplasias da Mama/epidemiologia , Disparidades nos Níveis de Saúde , Afro-Americanos , Grupo com Ancestrais do Continente Europeu , Feminino , Humanos , Estados Unidos/epidemiologia
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